Trump is My President
Buck Up, Buttercup
The people have spoken, and this time it’s not the usual elite, narcissistic, self-absorbed people who have. You know the ones. The ones who are certain that they know what is best for you, and for America. They are the imperious ones, the ones who get to read about how smart they are in almost every newspaper. The ones who tune into the nightly news (all except FOX that is), and find out how great it is to be enlightened, inclusive, educated, and exquisitely superior to the unwashed, deplorable masses.
The last presidential election was decidedly different. This time, it was the “common man” and “common woman” who spoke up. The people who actually want to work at a job and pay their own way. The people who want to know which bathroom to use without having to think about it. The people who truly want to pay for their own health insurance, for themselves and their own family, as opposed to paying insane premiums that are supporting dozens of others on the government dole.
Self-sufficient, hard-working, and well-meaning people finally had their say, and it has changed the trajectory of the United States of America. Some say it has changed things for the worse, some say for the better. Either way, there’s a new wave of enthusiasm running through Middle America. And it wasn’t a mistake. It wasn’t a conspiracy. It had very little to do with James Comey or the Russians. It was simply a candidate who knew what the people wanted. And here we are.
The Electoral College
The only way this worked was because of the Electoral College. Vast expanses of the United States (basically everything between the two coasts), have finally been heard. These are what are known as the “fly over” states, where millions of Americans work every day to create the food and other products that people on the coasts consume, without ever thinking about how they got there.
What about the popular vote, you ask? Well, if you exclude California (and only California), Trump would have won the rest of the country by 1.4 million votes. This serves to prove the real genius behind the Electoral College, which was primarily designed to prevent regional candidates from dominating national elections. So, in essence, California is not able to dictate for the rest of the United States. Sorry, Mr. Zuckerberg.
When I hear Hillary say, “I won the popular vote,” I’d really like to scream back, “So what difference, at this point, does it make?” You must know the rules if you’re going to play the game. How many of you out there have been in a position where you thought you’d won something, only to realize that you’d been disqualified because you made a foul, went over the allotted time, or did something else that didn’t follow all the rules? Same thing here, only on a much larger scale.
Despite what the liberal media would have you believe, the last election was not about race and gender. Okay, maybe just a little. But mainly it was about self-determination, work ethic, and taking responsibility.
These United States
I am a proud citizen of the United States of America. Being a U.S. citizen is part of my identity. I was taught growing up to respect and love my country, and the things it stands for. Chief among these are some basic freedoms. I can, for example, get in my car and drive from one side of the country to another, without limit or reservation. I can say any truthful thing that I want, and even publish my thoughts in writing, with very few limits (e.g., I can’t shout “bomb” in an airport, or “fire” in a theater, or call someone a “liar” if these situations are not in fact the truth).
Recently, I have felt a gradual erosion of what I can and can’t say in public. I can’t, for example, express any doubts whatsoever about the wisdom of homosexual marriage, without being labeled every foul name in the book. If I articulate my opinion that marriage should be between one man and one woman, and that this arrangement is what nature intended, I will be branded homophobic, and worse.
The very notion that I might actually not “fear” homosexuals, but at the same time think that marriage is ideally between two heterosexuals, is inconceivable to some. I am not “allowed” to think that way. Even now, reading this paragraph, many readers are already thinking about how they can blast me in the comments section. The idea that I can hold an opinion contrary to what the “mainstream” dictates I should think, is cause for violent reactions. This is yet another one of the reasons why Donald J. Trump was elected President.
I am so tired of people being ugly to one another. Calling people rude and crude names, distorting the facts to suit their own personal agenda, and demeaning even innocent children. It is unfathomable to me. And I should add that it’s coming mostly from people who voted for Hillary, who didn’t get their way, and now feel somehow entitled to spew hate and venom at anyone who dares to point out anything positive about our new President and his administration.
I don’t expect my government to take care of my personal needs. As long as I am able, I will take responsibility for my own well-being. I expect my government to provide for the safety and security of our great nation, from enemies both foreign and domestic. I expect my government to provide law and order, and possibly to use tax payer dollars for the common good, such as funding roads, bridges, ports, and medical research.
The world is a different place than it was eight years ago. There have been fundamental shifts in our social and cultural fabric due to social reengineering. The voices of “tolerance” and “diversity” have thundered so loudly in our ears, that most people are afraid to say or do anything that might cause them to be branded as a racist, or any kind of “phobe,” even if that was not their intent.
The new word is “inclusive.” It means that we should be tolerant, and accept all variations in style, race, creed, gender, and so forth and so on. If you want to be “exclusive” in any way, you are painted as some horrible, unfeeling subhuman. Except, apparently, on some college campuses, where it is okay to exclude conservative speakers.
And another thing about being exclusive. If I get up at 4 AM, to catch the train to work by around 5 AM, work all day, five days a week, year in and year out, to accumulate some wealth, why on God’s green earth must I feel embarrassed if I want to be “exclusive” with the money that I have earned? Why should I feel shame if I want to use the money that I earned to live in an “exclusive” neighborhood? Oh wait – that’s okay. It’s okay to live in a gated community with walls, as long as I don’t advocate one on the border. Sorry, I forgot.
Quiz question, and it's a "fill in the blank" type. Who said this?
"Illegal immigrants take jobs from citizens or legal immigrants, they impose burdens on our taxpayers...That is why we are doubling the number of border guards, deporting more illegal immigrants than ever before, cracking down on illegal hiring, barring benefits to illegal aliens, and we will do more to speed the deportation of illegal immigrants arrest for crimes...It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws that has occurred in the last few years.. and we must do more to stop it."
I will give you a hint: It was NOT Donald Trump. It was actually Bill Clinton, and he got a standing ovation for saying it. You see, caution is not the same as having a lack of compassion. Apparently this message gets confused when the liberal left leaning media gets involved.
My advice to you is to stop whining about the results of the election, and get busy making things better for yourself and those you love. You can do this by looking forward. Volunteer on the local level. Donate to charity. Help someone in need. And, if you feel so moved, get personally involved in politics. These are all more productive things to do with your time than complaining about a failed presidential candidate.